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on 10 March 2017
A challenging book to get through, but a powerful polemic nonetheless. A book anyone interested in the debate about religion and religious belief should consider having in their library. I suggest watching a few Hitchen's debates on YouTube to supplement this book, to study the sorts of arguments being contested in the discourse between believers and none believers (plus Hitchens is a superb public speaker).
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on 27 July 2015
As a kind of 'believer' in some sense, I'm not supposed to agree with Hitchens. But the man was simply brilliant. I could only manage this book in small doses (since I have the impression that's how it was written.) Yes, there are problems and mistakes and stuff that's just not true (I'm sorry, but there really are if you look into it properly rather than read it mindlessly or slavishly). However - this is not an academic treatise. This is like having a decent pub-like argument with a very entertaining and opinionated bloke who speaks a lot of sense about a lot of stuff. I don't agree with a lot of it, but it's so well said you have to enjoy it. Many of his arguments are throwbacks to the Baron d'Holback and Bertrand Russell - but Hitchens interprets them for the 21st century and throws a lot of rhetorical weight behind them.

I suspect that many readers will get just as much from watching Hitchens vs Hannity on youtube - especially his comments after the death of Falwell, as from reading his book. However, his book is definitely worth reading.
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on 18 November 2012
A thoughtful and intelligent book that questions and debunks religion in all it's forms. Only the truly faithful can resist the clean and clear conclusion that (any) God is not great and belief systems such as these really do poison everything. An easy but compelling read that will surprise as well as inform you whatever your particular delusion. Don't be afraid.

Resistance is futile !
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on 29 April 2017
Fantastically well written, no ranting, just simple hard truths about religion. Anybody sitting on the fence should read this book now. Anybody confused by religion should read this book now. If only more people could open there minds and look at all the evidence presented here, the world would be a safer, happier, and more pleasant place to live.
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on 22 July 2016
I think this is a wonderful book and only withheld a star because I felt the last few chapters were less coherent and gripping than the earlier ones!
I'd recommend the book to anyone of all faiths and none, but particularly to those who through their lives observing religious rituals by rote without ever seriously asking why!
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on 13 May 2017
An amazing and eloquent polemic on the monopoly and hypocrisy of religion and its claims on truth, morals, and the lives of people. The manipulation and disgusting abuse that the religions of this world are guilty of, are brilliantly exposed in this masterpiece. Hitchens truly was one of the greats. He argues against the common misconceptions that are a result of the church's power. Brilliant.
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on 11 July 2017
283 pages that remove any doubt about GOD. All believers should be brave and read it. Those who do will know 'blind faith' has been truly tested. True freedom from inherited, man-made, and dangerously sexually repressive child abusing religion can be found. The Trinity illusion, built on lies propagated by myth and men, can be fully understood with reason, intelligence, honesty, and common sense; leading to true enlightenment and human freedom for the reader who considers the facts presented by Hitchens.
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on 23 July 2017
Well presented expose of the God myth.
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on 19 March 2017
Everyone able to read should be asked to examine this book with an open mind, to check out the references, and to think long and hard about the content.
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on 28 June 2017
This book is the final nail in the coffin of organised religion. While it could arguably be said that the atheist views expressed by the likes of Dawkins lean towards fundamentalism themselves, the sheer endless honest recitation of facts put forward in this book, each one more damning to religion than the last, ultimately drives the point home harder. This book should be mandatory reading in schools
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